FIFTY FORENSIC FABLES by Theobald) O (Mathew


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Not only an English oddity, but also a quiddity, in moral form, of parables which pertain to the form and practice of law. There is a blood relationship -- distant but recognizable to the fables of George Ade in the capitalized style; there is an essential logic in the precepts that legal minds will particularly appreciate, while the layman will miss little of the professional wit, couched in such ridiculous fashion. Published first in the Law Journal, and then in book form in the late '20's, these fables have had a happy history in England, and although the terms of the ""silk"" are not common here, the application is court -- and barrister wise, wide enough for ""old birds"" and others looking for the unpretentious in judges, jurors, clients and cases. The author's own illustrations add to the ludicrous - in strictly British good humor.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1950
Publisher: Farrar, Straus